Author: Swami Dayanand SaraswatiTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Dr. Chiranjiva BharadwajaPublisher: DAV Publication DivisionYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 735ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788189492571
PREFACE by Swami Dayanand“My chief aim in writing this book is to unfold truth. I have expounded truth as truth and falsehood as falsehood.It is not my object to hurt anyone’s susceptibilities. On the other hand, my aim is to further the advancement and well-being of mankind, to help all men in the ascertainment of what is right, and enable them to accept truth and reject falsehood. In my opinion, there is no other way of elevating the human race. I have incorporated into this book whatever is true in all religions and in harmony with their highest teachings but have refuted whatever is false in them.”--- Swami DayanandThere have been quite a few versions in English of the ‘Satyarth Prakash’ but the present one, translated by Dr. Chiranjiva Bharadwaja, a highly qualified doctor educated in English is regarded as the best. He had spent quite a few years in Mauritius propagating the Vedic Dharma. With his deep understanding of the subject, he made this translation not only quite authentic but easy to understand also. Wherever needed, he has given footnotes and explanations.
IntroductionPart – I Chapter 1 – A Holy PrayerChapter 2 – The Upbringing of Children Chapter 3 – Education Chapter 4 – Return Home from School and Married Life Chapter 5 – Vanprasth and Sanyas Chapter 6 – Raj Dharma or Service of Government Chapter 7 – God and the Veda Chapter 8 – Cosmogony Chapter 9 – Knowledge and Ignorance, Emancipation and BondageChapter 10 – Conduct-Desirable and Undesirable, Diet – Permissible and Forbidden Part – IIChapter 11 – An Examination of the Different Religions Prevailing in India Chapter 12 – An Exposition and A Refutation of Charavka, the Buddhist and the Jain Faiths all of which are Atheistic Chapter 13 – An Examination of the Doctrines of Christianity Chapter 13 – An Examination of the Doctrines of Mohammedanism A Statement of my Beliefs Appendix